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Engrared for turnays Thistory of the American War,

GENERAL GATES.

Printed for T. Robson, Newcasde,upon Tyne.

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Printed for T. ROBSON, at the New Printing Office on the Side ;

R. BALDWIN, No. 47, Pater-nofter-Row, London; N. FROBISHIR,
York; C. ELLIOTT, Edinburgh; and DUNLOP and WILSON,

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Transactions in Virginia-The Powder, removed from

the Magazine' at Williamsburgh. The Magazine
plundered-Lord Dunmore repulsed in his attempt-
ing to destroy the Town of Hampton--A Proclamation
for Martial Law, and to set the Negroes at liberty-
Action near the Great-Bridge---Connelly taken,
- His Scheme for raising the Indians defeated
Lord Dunmore reduces Norfolk to ashes, &c.

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HE colony of Virginia, which had entered heartily into the general association from the begin ning, began now to feel the effects of their oppofition to government. They had not as yet proceeded to any acts of violence, though they were ripe for the most violent measures. What contributed inuch to incense and irritate to the highest pitch, was the haughtiness and fury of their Governor: A noble: man of a furious temper, and insufferable pride, who being of an arbitrary disposition, was more difpofed to rule according to his own will, than according to the laws of the colony, and the spirit of the English constitution. This colony having delegates at the general congress, fully declared their principles, and dicired what their opinion of the governinent was:

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